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I like it. Pinky red liquor. Hibiscus tart. The strawberry flavour shines through. Maybe a bit of pineapple kick.

I like to have this one handy for the moments that I am in the mood for something just like this.

Not quite sure in which ways it is different from Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait by David’s. Perhaps I’ll need to do a side by side taste test.

Flavors: Hibiscus, Pineapple, Strawberry

Preparation
6 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Kirkoneill1988

you sure like Davids tea :) i’ve never tried anything from them yet

Evol Ving Ness

David’s tea is what got me started with my tea obsession. Specifically, I bought a few of their sampler boxes, which is a good way to try many of their teas to see what you like. Their marketing/outreach is amazing.
Several of their shops are on my various daily routes, so it is easy enough to stop in to try a sample or purchase teas to try. In person, I can buy just enough for two or three cups of tea while ordering online, you need to commit to 50 grams or more. Also, their shipping fees are reasonable. It is easy enough to spend the minimum to receive free shipping. Also, their reward program is a nice perk. So, while their teas vary in quality, there is a lot that is quite enticing about their brand. Take a look at their website and see what they offer.

Lately, I’ve been ordering from other companies too, so I will be getting around to posting my comments on other teas. But then, I also have quite a bit of David’s tea that I still haven’t written about yet.

Kirkoneill1988

Hmm I usually order from these 3 companies.

-yunnan sourcing
- teavivre
-uptons tea imports

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you. I have had my eye on the first two and plan on making an order from them. The last one is new to me. I will have a look.

Kirkoneill1988

yeah, the teas i listed for you to check out comes from the first company

Kirkoneill1988

the com not us site

Kirkoneill1988

o shoot i listed some teas to look at to a different person, sorry :(

Evol Ving Ness

So. What teas were they?

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you. I like that puerh improves with age.

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Kirkoneill1988

you sure like Davids tea :) i’ve never tried anything from them yet

Evol Ving Ness

David’s tea is what got me started with my tea obsession. Specifically, I bought a few of their sampler boxes, which is a good way to try many of their teas to see what you like. Their marketing/outreach is amazing.
Several of their shops are on my various daily routes, so it is easy enough to stop in to try a sample or purchase teas to try. In person, I can buy just enough for two or three cups of tea while ordering online, you need to commit to 50 grams or more. Also, their shipping fees are reasonable. It is easy enough to spend the minimum to receive free shipping. Also, their reward program is a nice perk. So, while their teas vary in quality, there is a lot that is quite enticing about their brand. Take a look at their website and see what they offer.

Lately, I’ve been ordering from other companies too, so I will be getting around to posting my comments on other teas. But then, I also have quite a bit of David’s tea that I still haven’t written about yet.

Kirkoneill1988

Hmm I usually order from these 3 companies.

-yunnan sourcing
- teavivre
-uptons tea imports

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you. I have had my eye on the first two and plan on making an order from them. The last one is new to me. I will have a look.

Kirkoneill1988

yeah, the teas i listed for you to check out comes from the first company

Kirkoneill1988

the com not us site

Kirkoneill1988

o shoot i listed some teas to look at to a different person, sorry :(

Evol Ving Ness

So. What teas were they?

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you. I like that puerh improves with age.

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Note to self—-you do not actually need any more tea.

My real tea obsession began in February 2015.

Not, sadly, when I had been living and working in China, though I very much enjoyed sampling a variety of teas during my travels there as well. No, no, that would have been far too sensible.

I am a reformed coffee drinker. I still enjoy a long double espresso with a good quantity or milk or cream from time to time, but for now, tea is my thing. All day.

*note—this is way out of date, so if we are doing a swap and you are checking to see what I like and dislike, mostly never mind what you find below. One of these days, I will update this. In the meantime, check what I’ve been drinking and use your own judgement. I like all the teas. Well, I am open to trying all the teas.

I tend to drink black, green, or oolong tea in the morning to early afternoon. Rooibos or
Honeybush or herbal in the evening. And perhaps some sort of sleepy-type tea in the wee hours.

This year, I’ve been discovering flavoured teas, so it may look like that is all I drink although that would provide a false impression.

Not a big fan of chocolate or mint in teas, but I will try them and, from time to time, have been pleasantly surprised. Also, usually I dislike a prominent cinnamon flavour, if untempered with other things, in teas. Again, I say usually, because there are exceptions.

Also, please note that haven’t quite gotten into the habit of updating my tea cupboard on Steepster, and it is unlikely that I will do this on any kind of regular basis.

I drink my tea black and unsweetened. If there comes a rare moment that I add something to it, I will mention it.

Finally, while I thank large and successful tea companies for tantalizing and beckoning me to the world of tea, I prefer to support independent ventures with real people, real enthusiasm and commitment, and real dreams.

Currently, I am researching monthly tea subscriptions. Perhaps it will keep me out of tea shops.

And here is Shae’s rating scale— which I am using with permission, of course— which more or less describes the way I have been rating teas. I am going to make more of an effort to stay very close to these parameters now.

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-40: This tea is not good but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

41-60: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

61-75: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

76-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

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